Prenuptial Agreements are agreements between potential spouses that outline how the parties will handle their property during their marriage and a possible divorce. If you are contemplating getting married call Davidson Law today to discuss your options. Also, if you have been presented with a drafted Prenuptial Agreement call Davidson Law today to have your own attorney review the draft with your best interests in mind.
Prenuptial Agreements detail what property each potential spouse owns before the marriage which helps avoid confusion or disagreements in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial Agreements are completely customizable to the desires of the spouses as they are in essence a contract between two parties. It is common for such an agreement to include a provision that the parties do not wish to create any community property during their marriage. Many Prenuptial Agreements also include provisions for handling spousal maintenance (also known as alimony in other states) in the event of a divorce.
While Prenuptial Agreements are contracts and the parties have much freedom in what they agree to, there are some statutory restrictions. For example, a Prenuptial Agreement may not limit a party’s right to or obligation to pay child support.
Whether you need help drafting a Prenuptial Agreement, reviewing a proposed agreement, or interpreting an executed agreement, please call Davidson Law today to schedule a free consultation.